It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
– Confucius, 1st century BCE philosopher and educator
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
– Lao-tzu, philosopher considered to be founder of Taoism
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
– the Buddha, philosopher and founder of Buddhism
Believe, if thou wilt, that mountains change their place, but believe not that man changes his nature.
– Mohammed, great prophet of Islam and author of the
Qur’an as inspired by Allah
On Sunday, February 24th, the middle school compared some of the great sages of history, and how they were alike and how they were different. Ask your child which great sage most appealed to them.
They finished up with this reading:
Make it Mine
The world is full of wisdom and great words; it is up to me to make it mine.
Our history is full of prophets and great sages; it is up to me to understand and make it mine.
There is much mystery and much we do not know; it is up to me to wonder and make it mine.
My spiritual journey is only just beginning. It is up to me to make it mine.
Have a conversation with your child about which prophets and sages are meaningful to you. What mysteries do you wonder about? What wisdom have you embraced in your life?